Nothing Phone (1): US$397 smartphone to pack a 120 Hz AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 778G+ SoC, and a 4,500 mAh battery
There is little left to discover about the Nothing Phone (1) given the recent barrage of leaks and marketing blitz. Now, 91mobiles and Rootmygalaxy have filled in the blanks completely, revealing the smartphone's price and specifications. The information confirms earlier rumours about the Nothing Phone (1) being launched as an upper-mid-range device, quite unlike the OnePlus One.
A previous Geekbench listing confirmed that the Nothing Phone (1) would run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC. One can pair it with up to 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. Whether or not the latter is expandable remains to be seen. The smartphone is set to draw power from a 4,500 mAh battery that supports 45 W fast charging. However, users will have to rely on their old charging bricks or buy a new one, as it isn't included in the retail packaging.
At the back, the Nothing Phone (1) will feature a dual-camera layout with a 50 MP and 12 MP lens. A 16 MP sensor is slated to handle selfies and video calls. A previous teaser highlighted an abundance of LED lights at the back. Other specs include a 120 Hz OLED panel of an unspecified size. As far as the actual phone, it will be available in two colour variants, black and white. Prices are expected to range between US$397 and US$456 depending on the storage/memory.
The Nothing Phone (1) is set for a July 12 release and is purchasable via an invite-only system. It won't be nearly as exclusive as first-generation OnePlus devices, as there are talks about the phone being sold offline, at least in India. It'll be interesting to see how the Nothing Phone (1) holds up against the multitude of better-specced smartphones within the same price bracket.